DATES: Riley Ernest Shinabarger was born 7 September 1886 in Porter County, Indiana. He was raised by grandparents Philo and Elizabeth CARTER. 1900 Federal Census lists Riley as adopted son of Philo Carter and went by the name Carter. Riley did not know about his father, Ernest Franklin Shinabarger, until he turned aged 21. Riley died 4 June 1966 in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana and is buried in Westville Cemetery, Westville, La Porte County, Indiana.
MARRIAGE: Riley married Flora Schlundt on 15 December 1910 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. Flora was born 7 January 1888 in Porter Co. IN. Her mother was Mary Schlundt. She was raised by her grandparents John Schlundt and Fredericka Pöhl. Flora died 22 March 1960 in Elkhart, IN and is buried Westville Cemetery, Westville, Indiana.
HISTORY: Riley was an engineer with the New York Central RR. The family story is he was in Washington visiting his father and half-siblings when he proposed to Flora with the understanding they would marry as a Shinabarger.
CHILDREN of Riley and Flora Schlundt Shinabarger::
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